So be an Astros fan.
I understand where the two of you are coming from, but for those of us who DO live in the area, it can be frustrating.
My last game was CERTAINLY not enjoyable. Does choking against the Cubs while their thousands upon thousands of fans (who outnumbered Nats fans by something like a 3:1 ratio) sound enjoyable to you?
My last game was choking against the Astros, in Houston, with all the drunk yahoos telling Austin Kearns to go have sex with his uncle (not necessarily in those words). Setting aside the fact that most people on this forum probably agree by now, ...
I drive exactly 324 miles every time I go see a game. Anyone who thinks I am not having a good time or shouldn't have a good time by going to a game (win or lose) needs to go freak themselves.
This is exactly the right sentiment. Games are entertainment. Win or lose.
Maybe what's happening is I'm becoming a baseball fan first and a Nationals fan second. You know, where the love of the game means you can just tune in and enjoy what happens. I like to watch our guys pitch. I like the excitement. I like the strategy. If I like all the elements of baseball that make it such a joy more than the elements of the Nationals that make them such a steaming heap of elephant dung, then all that really means is that I'm thankful for what I have. (For what it's worth, I have noticed that watching the Nats lose is MUCH more bearable than Gamedaying the Nats lose. In Gameday there's a sense of hopelessness; I dwell on the fact that we're losing. On TV, I just watch the baseball happen, and I'm happy because there's baseball.)
We're here to have a good time. The Lerners, Rigglemans, and Belliards of the world might try to keep us from having one. But it's our right.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I'm going to watch the Rays-Jays game.